Washington State Celebrates Global Entrepreneurship Month
100+ activities across the state synchronize with Global Entrepreneurship Week, Nov. 16-22
Washington’s entrepreneurial spirit will be showcased during the month of November in cities and counties throughout the state. Held in conjunction with Global Entrepreneurship Week, an international celebration of entrepreneurship, more than 100 activities are planned statewide to inspire, encourage and support new business startups.
“Startups – ranging from pizza houses to small manufacturers to labs searching for the next cure for cancer – are where most new jobs are created,” said Brian Bonlender, Commerce director. “Global Entrepreneur Week exposes thousands of Washingtonians to entrepreneurism and the possibility of starting a business, helping to seed the ground for future economic growth.”
Last year, entrepreneurship events took place in every county, making Washington #1 in participation and number of events among all states. Organized by local educators, economic development organizations and companies, Global Entrepreneur Week events include business plan competitions, seminars, workshops, speaker series, webinars and startup weekends, all designed to help people explore their entrepreneurial side and perhaps even become inspired to start a business.